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, the old cassette tape idea to using the latest in digital technology. we are excited about the transition because it makes it faster, cheaper, and more efficient to get good quality reading materials to people when they need it. the service is obviously designed for the government to be sure that people have equitable access to the materials. in the spirit of public libraries in this country, we have more public libraries than mcdonald's, we have a chance with a service like this to be sure everybody has a chance to be well informed citizens, which is obviously the most critical and being able to enjoy the rewards of a great novel and literature and being a part of the world a run them. host: our next segment deals with the jobless rate. joining us is rick newman. the numbers said 7.7% when it comes to the unemployment rate. can you tell us what leads to that number? guest: there are some people getting jobs, but as you mentioned a couple of minutes ago, i think the bigger factor is the labor force actually shrunk in november. fewer people were working or looking for work. the unemploymen
and wildlife foundation for marine debris remp and technology. from the -- research and technology. from 2005 to 2011, this program supported 46 projects involving fishermen, ports, marinists and they leveraged $2.7 million in noaa funding with $2.9 million in nonfederal matching funds. another program, fishing for energy, is one of an innovative program that has collection bins for commercial fishermen to dispose of unwanted fishing gear. it's disposed more than 700 of obsolete dare elect gear which -- dire elect gear which has lost marketable lobster and saves up to $792 million in damages to boat propelers from direlect fishing gear. if that isn't enough, the energy from them recycles gear. it doesn't cost the fishermen anything to dispose of this gear and that's why it's such a successful program. this small federal investment results in huge cost savings. marine debris is much larger and a growing problem. with disasters in japan last year and the recent storms like sandy, cleaning up debrises requires both resources and coordination between agencies and states. while i commend the bipar
of the day. if we use satellite computer technology to analyze, prioritize commack and design. the 163% one is also dangerous. two men have been killed of their in the past three years. in the first years of its existence it was considered one of the most accident prone and the stages. host: you think this should be at the top of the fiscal cliff negotiations right now? caller: yes, because it would put a lot of people to work with our infrastructure. we have a big problem with our infrastructure. traffic is deplorable. up in's lives are going smoke. host: tony is from fort worth, texas. welcome to "the washington journal." caller: i think this a compromise because if they do not compromise and go over the cliff, this will set the standard for the next four years. i worked -- i voted for president obama, but i was also afraid he could not get anything done at the last four years. i believe that if they really want to put the american people first and stop playing politics and just put the american people first and come to some kind of deal because the debt ceiling debate is coming up and al
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